2022 San Giovanni Orvieto Classico, Castello della Sala
"The 2022 Orvieto Classico Superiore San Giovanni della Sala is spicy and mineral in style, opening with a burst of crushed stones and sour citrus complicated by savory herbal tones. This mixes vividly ripe orchard fruits with candied lime and a salty flourish over a core of vibrant acidity. It finishes with tremendous length, leaving a grapefruit and sweet minty tinge as the mouth is left watering for more. What a treat. Drink 2023-2029." Eric Guido, Vinous.com
This beautiful medieval estate run by Marchesi Antinori is located on a hilltop near Orvieto in Umbria, near the Tuscan border. The vines grow in clay and calcareous based soils, rich in fossil shells, and they are well exposed to the rising of the sun with an excellent difference of temperature between day and night.